Another What I Ate Wednesday! Lots of good eats so far this week and I’m happy to say that I've completed round 2 of the Jillian Michael’s BodyShred Class. I slightly like it better now that I’m learning the moves. The exercises are still really hard though and I find myself struggling with the transition between moves. Before you know it 30 seconds of the dancing crab is up and you're quickly grabbing for weights to do tricep curls. Some of the moves I can’t even do and since there is no break in-between moves, I’m left panting and sweating and laying on the floor for a few seconds lol The instructor yelled out to us ‘IF JILLIAN MICHAEL'S WAS HERE SHE WOULD NOT BE HAPPY WITH YOU GUYS’ I think it was directed right at me but I spotted a few other lazy bones in the class too. I’m going to stick to it though because it’s only a 30 minute class, hopefully it gets better and I get stronger!
Breakfast this week has been these delicious Morning Glory muffins I made over the weekend. These are filled with carrots, pineapple, apples, walnuts, raisins and some other yummy ingredients. They are the perfect breakfast muffin and low in calories too! I will share the recipe with you guys in a few days.
My morning snack has been these really awesome ERG! Bars. These fruit & nut bars are made with natural and raw non-GMO and gluten-free ingredients that are tasty, easy to consume, and packed with natural energy. The ERG bars look small but they are really filling and leave you feeling satisfied and full of lasting energy. Such a great pre-work out bar!
Erg! Comes in 5 flavours: Original Cashew Raisin, Apple Ginger, Apricot Peanut Butter, Pecan Date and Choco Cherry.
So far I've tried the Pecan Date, Apricot PB and Apple Ginger. Both had a really good balance of fruit and nut and the bars were chewy but also had the texture of baked oatmeal. The apricot PB was the best so far as I loved the sweetness of the apricot paired with the creamy nutty PB. These are really great to pack in your bag for a healthy snack during the day!
Lunch this week has been a carrot, sweet potato and chickpea soup I made. It’s really filling and full of Moroccan spices, so good!
Afternoon snacks have been all over the place, I've had a mixture of nuts, fruits, some cookies and popcorn.
Dinner today was a really healthy meatless meal of zucchini ribbon pasta with sauteed cherry tomatoes, garlic (LOTS), spinach and mushrooms. It was incredibly easy and super tasty. Yesterday was another meatless meal, a vegetable pizza!